The Blooming Flower Club
Ch 18- The Note
It was Friday morning as the kids were heading to school, walking behind the main group was Vern, a male hyena. He usually kept to himself in the back. He was a straight-A student and despite being one of the older kids he was still a prime target for bullying. Varn walked to the school, feeling a hand on his shoulder as he was yanked around the school.
No one seemed to notice or did not want to get involved as Vern was pinned to the wall, looking at the school bully. the female hyena Leslie was shaking down Vern for his lunch money. as he reached into his pocket, handing the girl his Credits as she counted the coins.
"You holding out on me wimp," Leslie said, counting the coins in her palm as Vern turned his pockets inside out, showing they were empty as Leslie looked at Vern, grabbing the elastic of his underwear, giving him a painful wedgie before she tossed him aside walking off. Vern simply sighed, heading in the school. Leslie made a habit of making Vern's life miserable as he walked by Todd Robinson, who called him out, asking how he was doing.
"Oh, hey Todd, everything's fine" Vern replied as the fox looked behind Vern, asking why his underwear was sticking out from his pants as he solved the brief back down, saying that Leslie happened, she usually didn't take his credits until lunch as Todd looked at her.
"Don't take it personally, she bullies everyone?" Vicky said as Vern knew the young vixen was also on her bully list as Vern walked with the group, saying it was nice to see Todd, asking where he had been, to her the young fox had been home with a cold.
"So, not to sound needy, but could anyone spot me some Credits for lunch," Vern asked as Vicky smiled reaching into her bag, saying she had Vern covered, handing him a small number of coins as the kids headed to their class where a new face was awaiting them, belonging to a female deer, who was writing on the chalkboard as she looked at the kids sitting down at their desk as she turned to face him.
"Hey, where's Mr. Henry?" Vern asked as the kids were curious as to where their regular teacher was as the deer looked at the kid, introducing herself as Miss Miller, saying that Mr. Henry has been let go from the school, for rumors of altercation involing a student Miss Miller said she would be their new teacher and told the kids to get started on the papers.
"Weird, I never had Mr. Henry pegged for a cubophile" Mary whispered to Vicky and Daisy as the kids were secretly happy to be rid of him, he was a very mean teacher. Miss Miller handed out some quizzes, telling the kids to try their best, making clear she was much nicer than the previous teacher. The kids took their quizzes as the class went by pretty well, the kids breaking for lunch.
"I Still can't believe Mr. Henry got fired," Vicky said walking with the kids as Todd nodded, saying that a cubophile was right under their noses as they walked to their lockers, undoing their locks and opening their lockers. Vern pulled what looked like a sealed envelope from his locker.
"Any of you put this here?" Vern said to his friends who looked at the envelope shaking their heads as Vern tore the end of the plain-looking envelope seeing a note written in pen, skimming over it, his face turning red as Daisy asked what it said as Vern put the note behind his back, playing it off as Mary snatched it clearing her throat.
"Ahem, Dear Vern, I'm the one who has admired you from afar. I desperately want to reveal my feelings to you, but every time I make eye contact with you I freeze up. I wrote this note because I'm tired of being in the background of your life, I want to feel your warm loving embrace under the sunset, meet me on the playground at 5, with love -your secret admirer" Mary read as the kids snickered as Vern tried to grab the note, sliding it into his pocket.
"Very Funny Mary," Vern said looking at the kids as Todd smiled, saying he had a secret admirer as the kids gossiped about who they thought it was. Vern kindly requested they leave it alone as Daisy looked at Vern, asking he was going to go to the playground as Vern shook his head.
"Probably not" Vern replied, earning an honest shake from the kids, especially the girls as they asked why Vern had no interest in meeting their mystery crush as he sighed saying he had a lot to deal with and wasn't interested in a relationship as the girls looked at him.
"You're seriously not going, most boys would jump at the chance of having a girl crushing on them" Daisy added as Vern said it was his choice what to do as Vicky looked at him, shaking her head
"Vern, a girl opened up about her feelings to you, and you're just gonna leave her hanging, that's a total dick move" Vicky added as Mary nodded, saying she never expected Vern to act in such a way, usually he's a spineless wimp.
"Wait, are you gay?" Mary asked as the kids looked at her as Vern rolled his eyes, playing along saying that just because he wasn't interested in meeting girl, did not automatically make him gay as the girls looked at him, asking he at least go to the playground an meet the girl and tell her he's not interested in her.
"Why is it so important to you what I do, wait did any of you write this?" Vern asked as the girls started laughing as Mary said she would not risk being seen with Vern, because she had a reputation as Vicky shook her head, saying she was in a relationship with Todd.
"Daisy, Tinker, did either of you write this?" Vern asked as Daisy rubbed her arm nervously, saying her heart belonged to someone else though she would not say who and Tinker just flat out said no, saying she saw little that was desirable in him. Vern adjusted his glasses.
"Then why should it matter what I do," Vern said, closing his locker, reading the note in his hand, before looking at the girls.
"Besides I'm 80% sure it's a joke, watch me go and get pelted with water balloons. I mean let's be honest, Look at me, do you really think a girl would be interested in me" Vern said, tossing the envelope as it landed in the wastebasket as the girls shook their head, saying there was a chance it may be genuine as Vern sighed.
"Fine, I'll go to the playground, if you guys come with me to be my support, in case things do go south as Mary walked away, saying she had no interest in being seen with Vern. Vicky and Todd agreed to go as Daisy said that she and Tinker were busy as Vern agreed to go with the two foxes.
After school the three went to the playground, which was not being used as he headed to the swingset, waiting for this mystery girl to show up as Todd looked at Vicky, suggesting they get out of sight, so it would look like he was alone as she nodded, holding his hand as they walked up. the two-headed into the park restroom as ver was finally alone, sitting on the swing, Checking his watch as it was 4:30.
Vern sat on the swing, pushing it back and forth as he swang, killing time as he awaited what happened next. Every instinct in Vern's body was telling him this was a setup, but at least he had Vicky and Todd in the restroom in case they were needed. Vern sat on the swing, waiting for something as nothing happened when 5 PM rolled around, Vern looked at his watch, deciding he would give it another hour.
He stopped swinging as he just sat there, bored out of his skull as he stood up, decided to use the restroom. Vern walked into the park restroom where Todd had Vicky pinned to a wall, the two foxes clearly into each other, they were two busy smooching to notice him as he withdrew his head.
"Just wait until we get home my big and beautiful brother" Vicky replied as Vern wasn't going to deal with that, walking around the playground. the sun was setting, giving the playground a golden glow as this mystery girl never showed up. Vern checked his watch which read 6 as he sighed.
"It wasn't even a prank, whoever wrote the note was just leaving him hanging as Vern sighed, pulling out the note as he crumpled it, throwing the wad as it bounced on the ground. He just decided He would head home, he did not bother to tell the Robinson twins he was leaving, they were too busy with each other. Vern could not believe that he was gullible enough to fall for this. Vern wasn't athletic or strong-willed, but he was smart and should have listened to his head which told him not to go.
Vern left the playground, walking down the sidewalk as he headed home and just went up to his room. Vern laid on his bed, looking up at the ceiling, he could not believe he was so stupid to go along this whole stupid note idea, next time he got a mysterious note he would just pitch it on the spot.